Smita Edwards


The Law Society

Anglo American Real Property Institute (AARPI)

Smita Edwards

Senior Partner, Commercial Real Estate

Smita has particular expertise in complex development projects and town centre regeneration schemes.  Smita acts on behalf of commercial property funders, developers and occupiers on a wide variety of development schemes incorporating commercial, retail and leisure premises, residential and student accommodation.  Her experience includes representing public sector bodies.

Smita acts on behalf of institutional and private investors and real estate funds in relation to investment transactions and the management of their portfolios.

Acting for a client base with diverse property interests has provided Smita with a well-rounded understanding of the real estate market from the perspective of all participants.  Her breadth of knowledge and experience in the sector enables her to adopt a pragmatic and commercial approach in delivering projects for her clients. 

Smita qualified as a solicitor in 1985, joining Frere Cholmeley on qualification, and becoming a partner in 1992.  Smita is one of the founding partners of Forsters and was head of the Commercial Real Estate team from 1998 until 2003.

Awards and recognitions

  • Chambers UK 2016, Leading Individual
  • Chambers UK 2015 Leading Individual Logo
  • Super Lawyer 2014 Logo
  • Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2014 Logo


T: +44 207 863 8470
M: +44 7721 420 493

Clients praise "her ability to bring clarity to complex transactions." Chambers UK, 2017
"Second to none in her field" Legal 500 UK, 2016
Forsters LLP’s "lawyers are easily as good and capable as Magic Circle advisers".
The Legal 500 UK 2017